Creating Successful Online Learning Environments Activities VCC workshop March 2009 Tannis Morgan
Online activities can be… <ul><li>Individual  </li></ul><ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Single-shot </li></ul><ul><li>Mult...
Class activity spaces <ul><li>The old standby:  discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Why they work </li></ul><ul><li>Things...
<ul><li>De Bono’s hats </li></ul><ul><li>The minute paper </li></ul><ul><li>Small group problem scenarios </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Elluminate or “live” classroom sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Why they work </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with t...
<ul><li>Synchronous chat </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with them </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage </li></ul>Class act...
<ul><li>Other useful tools for activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble....
Feedback <ul><li>Giving individual feedback on online activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Most underused but helpful—voice in co...
<ul><li>Group feedback—schedule a “live” session </li></ul>
Feedback <ul><li>Most overated—taking the back seat in discussions  ‘guide on the side’ </li></ul>
Feedback <ul><li>Most common mistake—too many activities, not enough clarity in how should proceed and do the activities <...
Final thoughts <ul><li>do we agree? anything to add? </li></ul>
Connecting the dots <ul><li>Where are the gaps between content, interactions, activities? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the th...
Thanks! <ul><li>Revisit this presentation and resources at  http://testingcentre.wordpress.com   </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Creating Successful Online Learning Environments Activities VCC workshop March 2009 Tannis Morgan
    2. 2. Online activities can be… <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Single-shot </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-staged </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Text-based </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction-based </li></ul><ul><li>“ live” </li></ul><ul><li>Anything to add? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Class activity spaces <ul><li>The old standby: discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Why they work </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with them—types of activities </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>De Bono’s hats </li></ul><ul><li>The minute paper </li></ul><ul><li>Small group problem scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Anything to add? </li></ul>Discussion forum activities
    5. 5. <ul><li>Elluminate or “live” classroom sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Why they work </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with them </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage </li></ul>Class activity spaces
    6. 6. <ul><li>Synchronous chat </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with them </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage </li></ul>Class activity spaces
    7. 7. <ul><li>Other useful tools for activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble.us </li></ul><ul><li>Gliffy </li></ul>
    8. 8. Feedback <ul><li>Giving individual feedback on online activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Most underused but helpful—voice in combination with rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oovoo </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Group feedback—schedule a “live” session </li></ul>
    10. 10. Feedback <ul><li>Most overated—taking the back seat in discussions ‘guide on the side’ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Feedback <ul><li>Most common mistake—too many activities, not enough clarity in how should proceed and do the activities </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of estimating student and instructor workload. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Final thoughts <ul><li>do we agree? anything to add? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Connecting the dots <ul><li>Where are the gaps between content, interactions, activities? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the thread pulling the student through? </li></ul><ul><li>If in doubt…get feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student poll </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion topic </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Thanks! <ul><li>Revisit this presentation and resources at http://testingcentre.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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